Stewart Lee

When John met Stewart…

Alternative comedy legend Stewart Lee has filmed an in-depth conversation with punk rock genius and respected journalist John Robb. Robb – who fronts the brilliant Goldblade as well as veteran outfit The Membranes, as well as being the go-to expert on all things punk for tv and print alike [...]

June 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Wake For Blake With Eldon

Kevin Eldon is performing at a special event to raise money for a memorial for the poet and artist William Blake. A Wake For Blake will take place at the Leicester Square Theatre on Monday 25th September. As well as Kevin Eldon, the current line-up features Stewart Lee, Simon Munnery, Robin Ince, [...]

June 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Podcast Highlights

So many podcasts, so little time. Here’s a handy list of British podcast episodes that feature the people we cover at TVO. The Comedian’s Comedian In this long-running podcast, stand-up comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews fellow stand-ups about how and why they do comedy. Things [...]

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Stand-Up on NextUp

Colin Hoult, Tony Law and Lou Sanders are among comedians to have their stand-up made available to watch via exciting new on-demand platform NextUp. NextUp, which is being described as a sort-of Netflix for British comedy, has launched today with dozens of stand-up specials. Along with TVO [...]

November 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Noel Talks Frankenstein

It’s the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s gothic horror masterpiece Frankenstein and Noel Fielding has made an appearance on The Infinite Monkey Cage to discuss it. The ‘pop science’ BBC Radio 4 series hosted by Robin Ince and Brian Cox has been running since [...]

July 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Chilcot at the Fringe

Comedians including Stewart Lee and Tony Law will take part in a live reading of the Chilcot Report at the Edinburgh Fringe. The reading of the full report, which is a whopping 2.6 million words long, will begin at 6pm on Monday 8th August. It will then continue non-stop, 24 hours a day until it [...]

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Lowe & Lee for Dead Funny Encore

The contents of horror anthology book Dead Funny Encore have been revealed – and include a few familiar names once more. Back in 2014, Robin Ince and Johnny Mains decided to explore the relationship between comedy and horror to see if they do, as believed, make the most comfortable of [...]

May 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Be Alternative This Tuesday

The second series of The Alternative Comedy Experience, curated by Stewart Lee, will be hitting our screens this Tuesday – and it will be featuring a few TVO faces. The new 13-part series will reflect the format of series one, having also been filmed at The Stand in Edinburgh. Once [...]

July 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Kevin’s Busy Schedule

We all know that Kevin Eldon is a busy man, with appearances on many TV and radio shows, but you can also see him live in a number of shows in the next couple of months. On 17th April you can see him at Mostly Comedy at the Market Theatre in Hitchin, where he will be joined by Bec Hill and [...]

April 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

Original Comedy Shorts

To celebrate the launch of the new iPlayer, the BBC have announced a series of seven original comedy shorts created by and starring some of Britain’s best comedians, who were invited to create ‘something they’ve always wanted to write or perform’. There was no specified length [...]

March 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

Chris Morris & Kevin Eldon Join Stewart Lee

The third series of the award-winning Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle starts on Saturday March 1st, and it will feature two of our designated ‘comedy pioneers’ in its line up: Chris Morris and Kevin Eldon!  In addition to acting as script editor for the series, Morris will be [...]

February 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Alternative Comedy Experience On DVD Now!

Series One of The Alternative Comedy Experience – featuring a smattering of TVO regulars and wider universe friends – is now available on dvd. The twelve part series, which aired on Comedy Central earlier this year, was curated by stand-up legend Stewart Lee, who is currently wowing [...]

November 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Handyman Blues

A few weeks ago we told you about a new video from indie legend (and Boosh fan) Billy Bragg, which featured a star-studded comedy cast including our very own Kevin Eldon. Now that video for new single Handyman Blues is rapidly going viral, so we thought we’d join the fun, and point out how [...]

June 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

Face Academy Revived!

The much loved second Gary Le Strange album, Face Academy, is reissued digitally this week. For those not in the know, Le Strange is the New Romantic, Bowie-esque alter ego of Waen Shepherd, whose origins stem from Waen and Simon Farnaby‘s cult sketch duo, Peterford Golf Club. This year [...]

May 14, 2013 // 1 Comment

Kevin’s Latest Cameo is Something to Bragg About

The video for (self-proclaimed Mighty Boosh fan) Billy Bragg’s next single, Handyman Blues, looks set to be a good ‘un – it boasts a list of cameos as long as your arm (assuming you have pretty long arms), including Kevin Eldon. Directed by Johnny Vegas, who popped up in [...]

May 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

Alternative Comedy Rides Again

Comedy Central has confirmed a second series of The Alternative Comedy Experience, the stand-up based comedy show curated by Stewart Lee. The Alternative Comedy Experience showcases comedians who tend to be overlooked by mainstream media. The series is overseen by Stewart Lee, who doesn’t [...]

May 8, 2013 // 1 Comment

New Wave On The Air Waves!

Finally, there’s an alternative comedy contender to the mainstream of Live at the Appollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow!  One-time Boosh collaborator, Stewart-Lee, is curating a new show on Comedy Central, featuring a few of our favourite new wave acts. Alternative Comedy [...]

January 26, 2013 // 3 Comments